Cape Town – The Triggerfish Story Lab in looking for the continent’s next animated blockbuster or hit TV series, received 1 378 entries from storytellers and filmmakers.
These film makers and story tellers came from 30 African countries residing in the continent and in diaspora.
Anthony Silverston, head of development at Triggerfish Animation Studios said he got more than was expected.
After the international success of its first two feature films, Triggerfish established The Triggerfish Story Lab with the support of The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and The Walt Disney Company.
The Triggerfish Story Lab specifically called for uplifting, family-friendly stories.
Triggerfish will be investing up to R44m over the next three years in The Story Lab, which aims to give Africa’s most talented storytellers and filmmakers the opportunity to develop their ideas alongside Triggerfish’s international network of mentors.